Abroad
Traveling Renegade Craft Fair

Traveling Renegade Craft Fair

Personalized booths of prints, scarves, handmade rings, pottery, backpacks, tee-shirts, terrariums and candles extend endlessly in the expansive warehouse that stretches between 7th and 8th Street in the right ribcage of San Francisco. Wood beams filter light into the massive room from high overhead as people squeeze past each other in the nearly-Christmas hustle and...
Sunbathing Safely

Sunbathing Safely

Winter break is here! If you are planning on escaping the bone chilling Chicago winter to a tropical beach, here is how to stay safe in the sun: Choose the right sunscreen  Use a higher SPF if you have fairer skin, purchase sunscreen labeled “broad spectrum” so it protects against both harmful UVA and UVB...
Six Artists to Follow

Six Artists to Follow

Instagram is a portal into the art world, with networks of artists spanning the globe. Here are a couple standouts worth following: Charmaine Olivia, San Francisco. Olivia uses vibrantly pigmented oil paints to depict whimsical, tortured, hyper-realistic women that perfectly complement Olivia’s own majestic lifestyle. Guim Tio, Barcelona. Tio’s eye-catching portraits begin as photographs from...
A Spanish Escape

A Spanish Escape

For the entire previous school year, my friends and I were planning the trip of our dreams. My roommate, Cristina, is from Madrid and we all thought that it would be incredible to go and visit her and have one of those college Euro trips everyone fantasizes about. Well, we did. The most striking thing...
Recipe: Kir Me of My Sweet Tooth Cocktail

Recipe: Kir Me of My Sweet Tooth Cocktail

Because I am of legal drinking age here, I have discovered my true love: grenadine. Sadly, it is not socially acceptable to drink grenadine on its own. In response to that and my fear of getting diabetes or more cavities than the nine I am the proud owner of, I decided to concoct a drink...
Obrigada, Lisboa

Obrigada, Lisboa

Since I’ve been studying abroad in Paris this past academic year, I’ve learned that studying abroad isn’t only about the city you decide to (temporarily) stake claim in. It’s also about the other cities and countries you’ll have the opportunity to explore once you find yourself on a brand new continent. This past August I...
Janet in Paris

Janet in Paris

Janet Kwon, a member of the Class of 2014, is currently studying abroad in the City of Light. There’s something about the way she’s captured her experiences there that make them seem more real than almost anything else we use to pretend that we’re wandering through Paris. Dreamy, gorgeous, film photography that softens at the edges. Enjoy....
Fashion Inspiration: Parisian Monuments

Fashion Inspiration: Parisian Monuments

As you know, fashion is fun and supposed to be a form of self-expression, we sometimes run out of our own ideas. Most of us are probably recovering from Spring Break withdrawal and need to spruce up with some new inspiration. Lucky for me, I’m currently in the fashion capital of the world, (disclaimer: that...
Poor Girl's Paris: Cooking Tips

Poor Girl’s Paris: Cooking Tips

At some point, you will be studying abroad or be abroad or just be traveling as a young person. It will be beautiful. The architecture will be magnificent. The air will feel fresher. The people will seem more beautiful and more fashionable. And the food and the wine? Let’s just say everything will be delicious...
Suitcase Diaries: Barcelona

Suitcase Diaries: Barcelona

In between finishing up final papers and putting together study guides, I’ve got Barcelona on my mind. This spring break, I’ll be visiting one of my best friends in sunny Spain, and what’s even better? After that, I start my spring quarter studying abroad in Paris. European fashion has always been right up my alley-...
Fashion Inspiration: Modern Architecture

Fashion Inspiration: Modern Architecture

My spring break is supposed to be all about traveling and climbing up some cool buildings. If I could amass the cash money I would totally make all my time off from school Roman (or French, or Australian, or German, or Japanese…) holidays, instead of staycations. So what better way to at least pretend that...
Suitcase Diaries: Turks and Caicos

Suitcase Diaries: Turks and Caicos

Spring Break is almost here. The prospect of flying out of the coldness of Chicago and into the Caribbean sun has me super distracted. Instead of studying or writing the two papers that I have due on Tuesday, I’m looking at pictures online of the hotel we’re staying at in Turks and Caicos, loading my...